Film Music Workshops in Edinburgh with Yati from October - December 2019

Yati is giving his next film music workshops in Edinburgh between October and December 2019. These workshops are aimed at composers with basic to intermediate skills. Each workshop has a theme that focusses on a specific skill, theory or technique related to film music composition and there is always a lot of practical demonstrations and exercises. A new short film exercise is given each workshop!

The dates of the upcoming workshops are below. For more information, visit the dedicated Film Music Workshop page here or email Yati here or phone here.

Session dates and themes 2019

Session 1 Theme: 

Basic scoring skills 

Friday October 4th 6pm – 9pm

Saturday October 5th 10am – 1pm


Session 2 Theme: 

synchronisation to a film

Friday October 25th 6pm – 9pm

Saturday October 26th 10am – 1pm


Session 3 Theme: 

recording and composition

Friday November 15th 6pm – 9pm

Saturday November 16th 10am – 1pm


Session 4 Theme:

Screening a score 

Friday December 6th 6pm – 9pm

Saturday December 7th 10am – 1pm

Official launch of Music for Screen Collaboration Network (MSCN)

Yati will officially launch the new Music for Screen Collaboration Network (MSCN) at the Soundtrack Cologne EEAMS (European Education Alliance for Music and Sound in media) on 29th August 2019 at Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. The MSCN initiative aims to promote the development of projects between education institutions and industry and film festivals with the following advantages (to conventional curriculum):

  • Student submissions are introduced to the public and media industry (which also helps with employability targets)

  • Students feel more motivated in projects that have public screenings in festivals

  • Masterclasses can be held with external specialisms, perhaps not covered within an institution’s normal curriculum

  • Projects can be designed to support practical projects without extensive cirriculem revisions

  • Outputs of projects can be designed to be “submittible” and “accessable” without far reaching coordination with learning outcomes

For more information about MSCN, please visit the MSC page at Yati’s website here

At STC 16, Yati will moderate the European Talent Award and direct EEAMS (European Education Alliance for Music and Sound in media)

For a 4th year in a row, Yati will moderate the presentation and head the jury of the European Talent Award for film score and sound design at Soundtrack Cologne 16 on Saturday, 31st August, 2019 in Cologne, Germany. This award, now in its 16th year, has become one of the most prestigious compositional awards in Europe focussing on film scoring and sound design. The Jury-members this year are the conductor Enrico Delamboye from the WDR Funkhausorchester, sound designer and owner of TORUS GmbH Josef Steinbüchel, composer Iva Zabkar, producer Erik Winker and Music Supervisor Catherine Grieves.

Additionally, Yati will also head the EEAMS (European Education Alliance for Music and Sound in media) on Thursday, 29th August, 2019. This initiative is designed to share research, discuss pedagogic resources and issues and disseminate new ideas in teaching film music and sound design and it is by invitation only for colleagues in the HE field, professionals and their students.

More information on Soundtrack Cologne 16 can be found here.

Yati gives interview for India's Deccan Herald "Film music acts as a cultural bridge"

An interview with Yati for India's Deccan Herald entitled "Film music acts as a cultural bridge was published, during a collaborative project with the Bangalore School of Music and Srishti Bangalore. Its worth a read!